Maureen Brown, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, gave a presentation on giving opportunities to The University of Texas Gift Planning Advisory Council. The council consists of financial advisors and lawyers who help donors with their estate plans.
Suzy Day, Jaden Felix and Marilyn Russell, Office of the Dean of Students, presented on sorority and fraternity involvement to the Academic Counselors Association (ACA) at UT Austin.
Melissa Eshelman, Counseling and Mental Health Center, was elected the treasurer/secretary for the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.
Jaden Felix, Office of the Dean of Students, gave a presentation about conflict management at Adelante Education Fund’s National Leadership Institute on Oct. 29 in San Antonio.
Morgane Le Marchand, Texas Parents, presented at the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) on Nov. 14-16.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly participated on a panel at the Texas Conference for Women. She discussed diversity, equity and race in the workplace with Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis and Shetal Vohra-Gupta, College of Liberal Arts. Listen to the presentation.
Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service, hosted colleagues from the University of Otago in New Zealand on Nov. 4. They toured the residence halls and learned about our residence life programming. In October the university’s chancellor met with staff from the Counseling and Mental Center and University Health Services.
“A Tip of the Hat to…”
…Orlando Alaniz, Housing and Food Service, who received this note from a resident thanking him for ensuring the safety of the Jester community:
“You are always very patient with us when we can’t swipe correctly and even say, ‘Thank you!’ when we do get it correctly. You may not think much of such small gestures, but your kind and simple acts do not go unnoticed, and I really appreciate them.”
…Tonya Richardson, University Health Services, who received this note from a patient:
“Tonya Richardson is an exceptional worker at the Student Services Building (SSB). She made sure all of our questions were answered. On top of this, she went the extra mile providing great resources on campus and off campus. She has a great attitude. If you need help, go find her. I had a question a few months after my first visit. Tonya remembered me, my brothers and my mom. She helped us again, making sure our questions were answered. Tonya is a professional person who cares about students and goes the extra mile making sure students feel welcome. She said: ‘I have to make sure you graduate on time.’ What a great person who cares about students! As a staffer in the Cashier/Insurance Office, Ms. Richardson helps students access needed off-campus medical care, like an appointment with a specialist or an MRI.”